Welcome to Twin Cities Wine Education, the number one source for wine classes, seminars, MSP wine info, and private wine events.
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“Wine education without intimidation, since 1998″
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Since 1998 we have taught over 10,000 students the joy of the wine world in an intimidation-free style. Our testimonials reflect this, with “it’s simply a joy to learn about wine this way” being a common theme.
About founder and head instructor Jason Kallsen
Jason’s history in the local wine scene goes back to the opening of the Mall of America in 1992, where he worked as a server at California Cafe while attending the University of Minnesota. Following stints at many of the best restaurants in town, he shifted gears in 1997 to the wine retail world as a wine consultant at Surdyk’s Liquor, where he began their incredibly successful (and continuing) wine education campaign. In 2001 he switched to the wholesale and import side of the wine business, and today he’s the marketing head for local super importer The Wine Company.
Twin Cities Wine Education was founded in 1998 when Jason saw a need for clear, concise, and entertaining wine education. Through private events, public classes, and teaching at the University of Minnesota, his local reputation grew quickly. “Nobody else comes close,” a recent student wrote, “Jason overdelivers in knowledge, passion, and entertainment … a rare combination in any field but unheard of in wine education.”